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Clavamox Question

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So the vet said that Cammy had an elevated white cell count, so she must have an infection. They gave one thing of clavamox, which is 15 mL and I give her 1 mL twice a day. That's just 7.5 days. Does that seem like enough? They put 0 refills, should I call them and make sure? It just doesn't seem like a lot.
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I always give it 10-14 days.
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Usually clavamox is just prescribed as a 7 day antibiotic and does the trick. I think you should be fine. What are her symptoms other than the high WBC count?
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Originally Posted by CatNurse22 View Post
Usually clavamox is just prescribed as a 7 day antibiotic and does the trick. I think you should be fine. What are her symptoms other than the high WBC count?
I took her in because she was drinking a lot of water and peeing a lot. I was afraid it was diabetes or a kidney problem or a thyroid but they said there was no evidence of either of those.
post #5 of 7
Clavamox is *usually* given for 7-10 days. For more severe infections (ie a nasty UTI) my vet gives it from anywhere from 14-21 days. In 6 days, if you do not feel she is improved, call the vet to ask. Sometimes they want to prolong anti-biotics, sometimes they want to re-check, etc.
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Mine prescribes Clavamox for 7-10 days, and if the infection isn't knocked out by then, they usually switch them over to something stronger.
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I took her in because she was drinking a lot of water and peeing a lot. I was afraid it was diabetes or a kidney problem or a thyroid but they said there was no evidence of either of those.
UTIs can be a little harder to knock out than other minor infections. So, I agree with the above posters. Wait and see if her symptoms improve this week. If not ask for some stronger antibiotics. Baytril usually works really well on UTIs.
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